[news] 300,000 iPad sold on First Saturday

7 04 2010

The numbers are finally in, and Apple has sold 300,000 iPads in 15 hours on Saturday at all their 221 US stores and most Best Buy outlets. The iPads sold are priced at $500 to $700, and this translate to a good revenue of $150million. Very good for just one day.

But can the momentum be sustained? Until there are more positive news about iPad apps, I believe it’s difficult. A lot of people are out complaining about the price of iPad apps, and at when people typically need to spend $10 for their most favorite iPhone apps need to pay close to $90.

I believe a large number of the 300,000 devices went to developers and extreme Apple fanboys, but will the general public adopt it? Or it will turn up as another MacBook Air? Until I see solid apps which are cheaper and maybe some hot new feature this April 8th, I think it’s just a lot of hot air around the iPad. That’s my take.

[ Wired ]

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